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Radiation heat transfer in particle-laden gaseous flame: Flame acceleration and triggering detonation
Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
Number of Authors: 3
2015 (English)In: Acta Astronautica, ISSN 0094-5765, E-ISSN 1879-2030, Vol. 115, 82-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this study we examine influence of the radiation heat transfer on the combustion regimes in the mixture, formed by suspension of fine inert particles in hydrogen gas. The gaseous phase is assumed to be transparent for the thermal radiation, while the radiant heat absorbed by the particles is then lost by conduction to the surrounding gas. The particles and gas ahead of the flame is assumed to be heated by radiation from the original flame. It is shown that the maximum temperature increase due to the radiation preheating becomes larger for a flame with lower velocity. For a flame with small enough velocity temperature of the radiation preheating may exceed the crossover temperature, so that the radiation heat transfer may become a dominant mechanism of the flame propagation. In the case of non-uniform distribution of particles, the temperature gradient formed due to the radiation preheating can initiate either deflagration or detonation ahead of the original flame via the Zel'dovich's gradient mechanism. The initiated combustion regime ignited in the preheat zone ahead of the flame depends on the radiation absorption length and on the steepness of the formed temperature gradient. Scenario of the detonation triggering via the temperature gradient mechanism formed due to the radiation preheating is plausible explanation of the transition to detonation in Supernovae Type la explosion.

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2015. Vol. 115, 82-93 p.
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Flame, Radiation, Detonation, Particles, Ignition, Gradient
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Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120878DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.05.019ISI: 000359876300009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120878DiVA: diva2:945432
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2015-09-18 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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